National Forestry Authority
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forestry sub-sector. NFA’s vision is “A sufficiently forested, ecologically stable and economically prosperous Uganda”, while its Mission is “To manage Central Forest Reserves on a sustainable basis and to supply high quality forestry- related products and services to Government, local communities and the private sector”.
Job Summary: The Plantations Development Officer will be responsible for the sustainable management of Plantation forests
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Inspect plantations to ensure their integrity and cost effectiveness.
Coordination and development of Annual Work Plans and oversee implementation.
Coordinate the timely development and implementation of procurement plans.
Review financial requirements versus budget and Work Plan for Plantation areas
Advise on selection of sites and species for plantation development.
Advise and guide plantation managers on plantation silvicuture and management.
Coordinate development of FMPs and business plans for plantation forests.
Training and skills development of plantation staff in all aspects of plantation establishment and management
Contribute/Advise on plantation development policy.
Collaborate development and ensure implementation of NFA wide planting programme.
Collaborating with National Tree Seed Centre to identify, establish, select and manage tree species for seed sources.
Preparation of reports i.e. monthly, quarterly and annual reports (based on the content) for example a field report with the specific purpose of the visit.
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Plantations Development Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in forestry, or related discipline from a recognized University.
At least three years of experience in management of forest plantations with relevant hands on experience in nursery management, plantation establishment, plantation
management, fire management, species to site matching and all plantation silvicultural operations.
Good interpersonal, communication, team building and organizational and plantation technical skills.
Planning , budgeting and reporting
Knowledge of silvicultural operations
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with their full postal address, e-mail and telephone contacts as well as the candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below. Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Forestry Authority,
Plot10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414 -360400
Deadline: 17th January 2020